The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor whose research explores the practices, institutions, and transformative effects of science and technology in shaping our world. We are especially interested in scholars who could complement our department’s strengths in the thematic areas of health, human environmental interactions, and social justice. Candidates must employ ethnographic research methods, and they must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related social science by the time of appointment, a proven record of excellent publication in keeping with professional level, and potential for securing external research funding. Specialty interests may include, but are not limited to, health technologies and bio-medical practice; the intersection of science, technology, and environmental problems; risk, large technical systems, and sociotechnical innovation or catastrophe; and the politics of scientific knowledge production and technological development.
Applicants should have demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
SDSU anthropology faculty and students address real-world problems through theoretically driven yet practical applications of anthropology, promoting an understanding of human diversity and commonality across the globe and through time. The department currently has 150 undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and 22 graduate students working on their Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree in Anthropology. Three primary factors guide the department’s program offerings: 1) a dedication to a four-field approach, 2) an emphasis on experiential learning through hands-on field, laboratory, and internship opportunities, and 3) a focus on Applied Anthropology. Above all, the department’s faculty members are dedicated teacher-scholars; they are active researchers and engaged instructors who regularly unite these tasks by involving students in their projects through firsthand field, lab, and internship opportunities and bringing their original research into student-centered learning environments.
SDSU is the oldest university in San Diego with a current student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,000 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76, and doctorates in 21. See www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/64831. Application review will begin on September 15, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references. For questions, please contact Dr. Matthew Lauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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